Yemen begins massive hunt for Al Qaeda bomb maker, clericBy DPA, IANS
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
SANA’A - Yemeni forces Tuesday launched a massive operation against hideouts of Al Qaeda in two provinces east of the capital Sana’a in a bid to capture a Saudi bomb maker and a US-born cleric wanted by Washington, a senior government official said.
The official told DPA the operation in the provinces of Marib and Shabwa aims to arrest the al-Qaeda bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri, who is the main suspect in a plot to get parcel bomb packages onto US-bound cargo planes.
He said the forces would also chase the US-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, wanted for inciting attacks against targets in the US.